First round of Sugar Bowl delayed due to weather

Sophia Popov and the USC Trojans will play 36 holes at the Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Championship Tuesday.

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The star-studded field at the Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Championship will make some adjustments after the first round was delayed due to weather. Early morning rains forced the teams to plan on playing 36 holes Monday and the final 18 on Tuesday.

The tournament, which is held at the par-72, 6,140-yard English Turn Golf & Country Club in New Orleans, features a loaded field, including the nation's No. 1 and 2 teams in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings.

The field includes Alabama (No. 8), Auburn (No. 27), Baylor (No. 45), Clemson (No. 12), Denver (No. 48), Florida (No. 23), Georgia, LSU (No. 20), Mississippi State (No. 30), Oklahoma State (No. 13), Ole Miss, Texas, Tulane (No. 32), UCLA (No. 2), USC (No. 1), Texas-San Antonio, Washington (No. 4).

"We will face another outstanding field this week, but at the end of the day, we are competing against the golf course," Florida head coach Emily Glaser said in a release. "The wind is always a factor at English Turn and there is rain in the forecast, so patience will be a big key to success this week.”

Alabama took the title at last year's event by three strokes.

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